Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Michelob Ultra Chicago 13.1

I am excited about so many things lately! I have several blog post ideas in my head, unfortuately work and life have been busy!  So what is one thing I'm excited about?

I was invited to participate in the Michelob Ultra Chicago 13.1 Marathon this year! 

The race is on June 7, 2014 and starts at the South Shore Cultural Center on the southside of Chicago.  I won a free entry to this race in 2012 (race recap here) and with the exception of the heat Chicago had that year, I enjoyed running this race!  So I'm super excited that I get to do it again! 

2012 Finishers! The beach look glorious!
When I was offered the opportunity this year to run the race, I quickly checked my race schedule and found that I had the Espirit De She Triathlon the following day.  What's great about this race is that there is a half marathon option and a 5k option!  I'm planning on doing the half marathon (someone called me crazy to think about doing both races) but if I decide that isn't the best option for me, I was assured I could drop down to the 5k.  Either way, I will be there and I'm looking forward to to it! 

There are so many great things about this race. Let me share a few with you but seriously, there are so many more fun things about this race!

- Great out and back course along the lakefront.  If you've never run from the southside going towards the city, you are missing a great view! 

- The post race party is right on the beach! (See my above finisher photo)!  The post race party includes free Michalob Ultra beer and pizza at the finish!  Trust me, I indulged in both of these after the race I did in 2012! 

- The race benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.  You can find out more information here.

I also may have another very special treat (possibly a giveaway) coming in the near future. 

Are you running the Michelob Ultra Chicago 13.1?  If so, I will see you out there! 


  1. I ran it last year, and I am thinking about running it again. Hopefully, I can score a free entry! :)

    1. Pete - how great are free entries! Lots of bloggers with some free entries! Enter them all! And come back and enter mine when I post!